I’ve released Version Checker 2.0 this morning.
This is a huge milestone for Semologic Pro users. Many thanks to all those of you who took the time to test it — in particular during the last round, when I’ve been fine-tuning the installer.
The new upgrader shows up prominently in the admin area when new versions of your active plugins are available:
Simply click the button when you see it appear in your admin area, and it’ll upgrade each of your individual plugins automatically.
I’m going to release a batch of other plugins in the coming days — almost all of it WP 2.9-related. So be sure to upgrade Version Checker first.
The new installer works a bit the same. I’ll go through the details in Version Checker’s documentation. Key highlights, though:
- WordPress, Plugins, and the theme are now installed separately, one after the other, rather than all at once.
- Everything you need is located under Tools / Semiologic, which is available once you’ve entered your Semiologic API Key.
- The mass plugin installer takes care of creating a .htaccess file, permission changes, and activating permalinks on your site.
The big news is, I’ve yet to see the new installer and upgrader fail on a single site. Crossing my fingers…